Chicago police officer fatally shoots dog in West Pullman after 2 dogs attack woman, CPD says

ByTre Ward and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Officer shoots, kills dog on South Side after 2 dogs attack woman: CPD
A Chicago police officer shot and killed a dog Thursday in West Pullman on South Ashland Avenue after two dogs attacked a woman, authorities said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago police officer shot and killed a dog Thursday morning on the city's South Side after two dogs attacked a woman.

The shooting and dog attack happened around 8:13 a.m. in the 11800 block of South Ashland Avenue, Chicago police said.

A 52-year-old woman was approached by two large aggressive dogs who then attacked her, police said.

A responding police officer shot one of the dogs. The dog was declared dead at the scene, police said. The other dog was contained by Animal Control.

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Security video shows a police cruiser and an Animal Control vehicle already following the two canines before they approached the woman, who was waiting at a bus stop. Seconds later, an officer is seen hoping out of the police cruiser and firing at least one shot from their weapon, shooting one of the dogs.

The shooting happened outside of Cafe Harold's restaurant.

"I know what a 180-pound dog... two of them, would do," Cafe Harold's co-owner Victor L. Harris said. "Once they get you on the ground and the lock in on you, it's almost impossible to get them off, especially those big sized dogs."

The woman who was attacked by the dogs was treated for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

"It could've been real, real serious for her," Harris said. "She's probably saying a prayer still if you ask me."

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was notified of the shooting because a police office fired their weapon, but they are not investigating the shooting, COPA said.

No further information was immediately available.

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